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Faculty members receive 2021 Alpha Chi scholar awards for academic contributions, leadership

May 12, 2021 | Honors College | Harding’s Arkansas Eta chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently presented the 2021 Alpha Chi Faculty Scholar awards to two faculty members, Dr. Usen Akpanudo and Dr. Ginger Blackstone. Faculty from across campus selected the recipients based on their track records of scholarly contributions, their commitment to mentoring the next generation of scholars, and written
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National Science Foundation awards University Faculty James Huff $575k grant to launch career-long research

April 5, 2021 | Honors College | Department of Engineering | The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded James Huff, associate professor of engineering and Honors College faculty fellow, a $575,000 grant for his research titled CAREER: Advancing academic cultures of well-being by understanding professional experiences of engineering faculty. This NSF CAREER grant is the most prestigious individual award given to an early-career faculty member
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Andrew Braxter named new Director of Church Outreach

July 8, 2020 | Church Relations | The Harding University Office for Church Relations has appointed Andrew M. Braxter as the new director of church outreach effective Aug. 10. In that role he will work to strengthen the university’s outreach to the Churches of Christ, with a special focus on minority serving congregations. Braxter will also be a part of Harding’s Multi-Cultural Consortium and serve
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Faculty members dedicate to improving while transitioning to online education 

May 20, 2020 |  Without knowing how the academic year was going to unfold, approximately 40 Harding faculty members from across campus dedicated time to improve their courses and teaching methods through Harding’s new partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). The program provides faculty members with the opportunity to learn and implement evidence-based teaching practices into their classrooms over the course
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James Huff named star peer reviewer for engineering journal

April 22, 2020 | Engineering | The Journal of Engineering Education named Dr. James Huff, assistant professor of engineering, a Star Reviewer for 2019. Huff has been a peer reviewer for the journal since 2014. In 2018, the journal recognized top reviewers that have made significant contributions to the publication for the first time. Huff was honored as being in the top 1 percent of
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New executive chef joins dining services

Feb. 20, 2020 | Harding University announced the appointment of Lewis Curtis as executive chef of its dining program. Chef Lewis is responsible for directing the University’s dining program as well as creating and executing the catering menu for special events. As a seasoned culinary artist with more than 14 years of experience, Chef Lewis has served some of the nation’s top leaders and influential
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New director for charitable estate planning

Feb.17, 2020 |Office of Advancement | The Harding University Office of Advancement has appointed Ken Bissell as the new director for Charitable Estate Planning effective Feb. 1. In this role, Bissell will direct efforts to market the program and support donors through the planning process. “Ken has the strengths we need to successfully lead this important aspect of the Advancement Office,” said Bryan Burks, vice
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‘This card went to space’

Instructor of Engineering & Physics Will Waldron sent his business card up to space and, when he got it back, he put it in his wallet, where it has been ever-since. The summer before his senior year at Harding, Waldron was preparing to be the Student Association president, working with Dr. Ed Wilson, professor emeritus of chemistry, and as a counselor for Honors Symposium.  Wilson
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College of Business Administration appoints new chair and director

Dec. 18, 2019 | College of Business The Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration has appointed Dr. Jake Stewart chair of information systems and Dr. Reet Cronk director of information systems graduate studies for the Graduate School of Business effective January 2020. Dr. Stewart, associate professor of business, has been with the University since 2003. He has more than 15 years of business industry
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Jon White, professor of engineering and physics, returns to the Ukraine with Harding students every summer

Dec. 2, 2019 | Department of Engineering & Physics | Dr. Jon White, associate professor of engineering and physics, has been a part of obtaining multiple grants to fund learning experiences outside classrooms during his 14 years teaching at Harding. In 2016, White acquired multiple grants from a foundation called VentureWell that focuses on humanitarian entrepreneurship and grants to work in Ukraine through the Fulbright
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